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2016 Interns

Jean Aguilar

Jean Aguilar

“Working on the surf study was an invaluable experience. The knowledge and skills I’ve gained as a kinesiology major helped in the area of surf research. Working with the latest technology, amazing collaborators and surf subjects pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow to be a better student, team member and liaison”

Luis Corona

Luis Corona

"Working with Dr. Newcomer, has provided me with a phenomenal opportunity to learn about new technology and apply my knowledge of human physiology during exercise, towards actual hands-on surf research studies. I never thought about conducting research during my undergraduate education, however it has become an extremely valuable experience"

Heather Furr

Heather Furr

"CSUSM surf research introduced me to a new side of kinesiology that I didn't know I had an interest in. I saw becoming a student intern as an opportunity not only to expand my knowledge of exercise physiology and biomechanics but also as a way to familiarize myself with doing research"

Thomas Hastings
Thomas Hastings

"Why surf study: I enjoy working on a team that loves surfing and being on the forefront of surf research "

Ning Jia

Ning Jia

"Working as a surf study research assitant with Dr. Newcomer has helped me gain confidence in working with diverse populations. I chose to work with Dr. Newcomer for my OPT after graduating from CSUSM and now I live a joyful life as a research assitsant and a teaching assistant"

Vlodymir Kuryshko

Vlodymir Kuryshko

"Surfing is great field of study for coastal cities! With the growing popularity of surfing and not much of literature out there, there is robust amount of aspects of surfing that can be studied to have impact on present and future of surfing world. I'm excited to make a contribution to this field with our professor Sean Newcomer"

Joseph Moon

Joseph Moon

"There is an absence of data showing the physiological response to exercise with surfing, therefore we are working hard to bridge the gap between surfing and science"

Gavin Palma

Gavin Palma

"I am interested in being part of this surf study because I wanted to expand my knowledge and understand how the body works during exercise"

Moses Wosk

Moses Wosk

"I was asked to be a subject for the Hurley wetsuit surf studies and was intrigued by the whole process. Watching the research team work and collect data, and put to use all the tools that I have been learning about in my classes was awesome. Now I have the chance of a lifetime to be apart of something bigger than me while applying what I have learned and am still learning to something I love, surfing"

Jeff Homan

Jeff Homan

"Working in surf research was an interesting and fun opportunity. It helped reinforce everything I’ve learned at CSUSM, along with providing valuable research experience. I would recommend this internship to any Kinesiology major."

Victoria Guyse

Victoria Guyse

"As a high school student, this internship has given me the opportunity to participate in surf research under the department of Kinesiology at Cal State San Marcos. This experience has helped me realize that pursuing a career in the field of science is my ultimate aspiration."

Robert Smetanka

Robert

Working as a surf researcher has provided me with a great experience conducting scientific research.  I enjoyed being able to work on real projects for a major surf company both on campus at CSUSM and abroad in Costa Rica.  I am looking forward to further opportunities.


2015 Interns

Marissa Belbis

Marissa Belbis

“I chose to intern for the surf research study because I enjoy being able to apply my knowledge of physiology/kinesiology to real life situations such as this research study. I enjoy being able to participate in this study because it focuses on outdoor activities such as surfing”

Michael Cannady

Michael Cannady

"A phenomenal opportunity which provided unparalleled experience, applicable skills, and a wealth of knowledge that encompassed the scientific process and progressed in conjunction with the classroom teachings"

Jenny Lou Cardinal

Jenny Lou Cardinal

"Joining the Surf Study research team has broadened my knowledge and provided me a hands on experience on how to conduct research instead of just reading about it"

Netsanet Tekleab

Netsanet Tekleab

"I'm really honored to be a part of this research project. I learned a great deal working with Sean in KINE 326 and I'm excited to be back. It's been such a cool experience being out at the flume, interacting with these awesome surf subjects and my fellow research assistants. Beats any other internship if you ask me"

Joanne Cayabyab

Joanne Cayabyan

“I chose to be a part of the surf research team in hopes to work more closely with the equipment in an Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics lab setting. Not only have I had the opportunity to do so, I've also been exposed to new technology that will help further our research on recreational surfing, but also lead to more studies that can utilize the same knowledge for other industries”

Brian Cisneros

Brian Cisneros

"I never imagined myself doing research during my undergrad, especially not in surfers. It has however, turned into a great experience that has taught me valuable lessons and I still can't believe I am a part of"

Thomas Cleveland

Thomas Cleveland

“I’ve always been interested in the human body. Going down the path of physical therapy I tended to focus more on the clinical aspect and neglected the research side of kinesiology. Interning for Sean has given me a different perspective of kinesiology and what better way to do it than with surf research”

Vuk Ekmecic

Vuk Ekmecic

"The surf study has proven to be a great opportunity to practically apply my education to the research process. Learning from, and working with, the professors and students involved has been both a rewarding and fun experience throughout"

Christine Lalanne

Chritine Lalanne

"Being involved with the surf research at CSUSM has taught me a great deal about the research process and is extremely rewarding"

Nathaniel Navarro

Nathaniel Navarro

"My passion for furthering one's health and success in any sport has always been overwhelming. Being a part of the surf study research team embodies an avenue for myself that pushes me to grow in the field of kinesiology, as well as making an impact within exercise physiology and surfers all around"

Maya Saulino

Maya Saulino

"I am excited to be the first high school intern to join the Kinesiology team studying the physiology and biomechanics of surfing. I am a competitive surfer and aspiring physical therapist and I value this opportunity to work with such a great group of professionals"

Madison Silvas

Madison Silvas

"My experience as a surf research assistant has not only taught me a lot about the sport of surfing, but it has helped me grow as well. I never thought I would be given opportunities to design and perform experiments as well as present research at conferences. I'm very passionate about what the surf research team does and cannot wait to see how much it progresses in the future"

Danica Taylor

Danica Taylor

“I'm so excited to be working on research related to surfing"